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    Wiki says that the UN says that the US in only...

    Wiki says that the UN says that the US in only 121st out of 218 countries in rate of intentional homicide.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homicide_rate

    Not sure...
  2. I have an issue with your use of "murder", which...

    I have an issue with your use of "murder", which implies illegality in the killing. Killing in war, "sanctioned", is NOT murder.

    Also, war is about more than killing- it is the application of...
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    Tankersteve was proposing a 5 x Bradley platoon...

    Tankersteve was proposing a 5 x Bradley platoon in this thread- it is not under serious consideration in the Army. And no one is talking about 5 x tank platoons, either. That was the organization...
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    Paragraphs are your friend! :)

    I am lost as to where your description of what IS ends, and your proposal of what SHOULD BE begins.



    Yes, this is true. And both US services have a separate squad leader (which is NOT...
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    75th Ranger Special Troops Battalion has a...

    75th Ranger Special Troops Battalion has a Reconnaissance Company

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regimental_Reconnaissance_Company
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    The SAMS mission is "The School of Advanced...

    The SAMS mission is "The School of Advanced Military Studies educates members of our Armed Forces, our Allies, and the Interagency at the graduate level to become agile and adaptive leaders who are...
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    You mean besides the obvious that the Chief of...

    You mean besides the obvious that the Chief of Staff made it his #1 priority?

    I'll grant that the conclusions are pretty weak. You have to remember that SAMS is an organization in continual...
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    The Army's lineage system has been screwed up...

    The Army's lineage system has been screwed up since they conflated regiments and brigades after the end of the pentomic system. The multiple reflaggings every few years, influenced by senior leaders...
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    Actually, the most common Stryker variant is the...

    Actually, the most common Stryker variant is the M1126 ICV (Infantry Carrier Vehicle) with a crew of 2 + a 9-man squad. There are 108+/BDE (4/PLT: 3 of 4 carry 9-man rifle squad, the last carries...
  10. I'll second "Eastward to Tartary"- its a mid-90s...

    I'll second "Eastward to Tartary"- its a mid-90s book, but pretty good.

    The Central Asia and Caucasus Institute have some good analysis on the AO.(Added links:http://www.sais-jhu.edu/centers/caci/...
  11. These folks hold a world view that is...

    These folks hold a world view that is increasingly common in our culture, one that is consistantly ready to absolve all individual responsibility and attempt to force it on society. See Burkett's...
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    Did anyone believe that they were really serious...

    Did anyone believe that they were really serious in the first place?
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    I'd be interested on where you found these. I...

    I'd be interested on where you found these. I haven't seen them. The deployment avoiders I've seen over the last 10 years have generally been CSS junior enlisted with external issues, often those...
  14. If our justice system wasn't so warped, we'd be...

    If our justice system wasn't so warped, we'd be building a gallows in Kandahar right now, and this piece of human refuse would be swinging from it by the end of the week, with Al Jazeera in the front...
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    Yes- you have identified the problem. Now...

    Yes- you have identified the problem. Now propose a solution- it must be feasible, acceptable, and suitable. Ideas that cannot be implemented within the political constraints imposed by the...
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    The listed information is invalidated by its...

    The listed information is invalidated by its date, and invalidates any conclusions drawn from it- there was little reason to worry about this in 2002-2003. I deployed in JAN 04, and given the choice...
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    I think that the US is already "friends" with...

    I think that the US is already "friends" with India- to the extent that nations can be friends.

    Why on earth do you think we would be anything but enemies with a regime in Teheran that opposes our...
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    Here a couple of threads that touch similar...

    Here a couple of threads that touch similar concepts.

    http://council.smallwarsjournal.com/showthread.php?t=10546&highlight=BCT
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    Agreed, and I think everyone understands this. ...

    Agreed, and I think everyone understands this. If you're going to go to big BCTs, you might as well go with big BCTs, and make them 4 maneuver BNs, plus the Recon, FA, BSB and STB/BEB. I fall back...
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    Everybody agrees we need the third maneuver bn,...

    Everybody agrees we need the third maneuver bn, the trick is how to pay for it.



    We tested this on multiple occasions. 1CD did a test in the late 80s, reorganizing a 2 tank/1 mech (IIRC) into...
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    Brian, As noted, there are issues with the ONS...

    Brian,

    As noted, there are issues with the ONS process.

    I agree with Bill, however. If we had waited for the standard Army process to get us the stuff we need, we would still be driving around...
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    I can't speak for the (mis)-use of FiBs as...

    I can't speak for the (mis)-use of FiBs as tasking pools, but the COL-level CDR and staff allows the planning/execution of BTRY EXEVALs and BN level training, which is impossible in the BCTs. We've...
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    Short answer is that the state pays when...

    Short answer is that the state pays when activated by the state governor for state purposes, in accordance with Title 32 of the US Code, while the fed pays when activated by the POTUS for federal...
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    We discussed this a while ago- if you eliminate...

    We discussed this a while ago- if you eliminate the divisions from OIF, V Corps would have had like 70 something subordinates. I agree with COL MacGregor that span of control can be extended beyond...
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    No, the BCT is the right place for the (used to...

    No, the BCT is the right place for the (used to be DS) fires BNs. Without the in-lieu-of missions competing for training time, the BNs can train themselves- especially once we start getting BCTs...
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